Cognitive reappraisal and secondary control coping: associations with working memory, positive and negative affect, and symptoms of anxiety/depression

Charissa Andreotti, Jennifer E. Thigpen, Madeleine J. Dunn, Kelly Watson, Jennifer Potts, Michelle M. Reising, Kristen E. Robinson, Erin M. Rodriguez, Danielle Roubinov, Linda Luecken, Bruce E. Compas

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Abstract

The current study examined the relations of measures of cognitive reappraisal and secondary control coping with working memory abilities, positive and negative affect, and symptoms of anxiety and depression in young adults (N=124). Results indicate significant relations between working memory abilities and reports of secondary control coping and between reports of secondary control coping and cognitive reappraisal. Associations were also found between measures of secondary control coping and cognitive reappraisal and positive and negative affect and symptoms of depression and anxiety. Further, the findings suggest that reports of cognitive reappraisal may be more strongly predictive of positive affect whereas secondary control coping may be more strongly predictive of negative affect and symptoms of depression and anxiety. Overall, the results suggest that current measures of secondary control coping and cognitive reappraisal capture related but distinct constructs and suggest that the assessment of working memory may be more strongly related to secondary control coping in predicting individual differences in distress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-35
Number of pages16
JournalAnxiety, Stress and Coping
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • anxiety/depression
  • cognitive reappraisal
  • negative affect
  • positive affect
  • secondary control coping
  • working memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Andreotti, C., Thigpen, J. E., Dunn, M. J., Watson, K., Potts, J., Reising, M. M., Robinson, K. E., Rodriguez, E. M., Roubinov, D., Luecken, L., & Compas, B. E. (2013). Cognitive reappraisal and secondary control coping: associations with working memory, positive and negative affect, and symptoms of anxiety/depression. Anxiety, Stress and Coping, 26(1), 20-35. https://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2011.631526